FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus ISCCP Stage DX Pixel Level Cloud Product - Revised Algorithm Data

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_ISCCP_DX_1
Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The First ISCCP Regional Experiments (FIRE) have been designed to improve data products and cloud/radiation parameterizations used in general circulation models (GCMs). Specifically, the goals of FIRE are (1) to seek the basic understanding of the interaction of physical processes in determining life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems and the radiative properties of these clouds during their life cycles and (2) to investigate the interrelationships between International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) data, GCM parameterizations, and higher space and time resolution cloud data. To-date, four intensive field-observation (IFO) periods were planned and executed: a cirrus IFO (October 13 - November 2, 1986); a marine stratocumulus IFO off the southwestern coast of California (June 29 - July 20, 1987); a second cirrus IFO in southeastern Kansas (November 13 - December 7, 1991); and a second marine stratocumulus IFO in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (June 1 - June 28, 1992). Each mission combined coordinated satellite, airborne, and surface observations with modeling studies to investigate the cloud properties and physical processes of the cloud systems. A subset of the ISCCP Stage DX Cloud Product (Revised Algorithm) are included for the FIRE Marine Stratocumulus region.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0128

Citation Styles for this Dataset
Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • VISIBLE FLUX
  • ALBEDO
  • REFLECTANCE
  • INFRARED FLUX
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • Albedo
  • Clouds
  • Pressure
  • Radiance
  • Reflectance
  • Temperature
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Binary

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (S: 30, N: 40), (W: -137.5, E: -117.5)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONTINENT
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1987-07-01 - 1987-07-31
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
GOES-6
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 6
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10
AVHRR-2
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR-2
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2
RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-28
Last updated on 2022-11-01